July 2013: Tips, eNews & More!

Happy Birthday Canada!

My parents were young adults when they met at the end of World War II. My father survived the Nazi concentration camps and my mother was either on the run from the Nazis or the Russians. They married and moved to a displaced persons camp in Salzburg, Austria. They knew that they had no future if they returned to the cities where they had originally grown up.

They waited there for three long years. Finally they had received permission to leave for Canada because one of my father's relatives who lived in Toronto sponsored them. They travelled by boat across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived in Halifax. A day later February 14, 1948 they took a train and arrived in Toronto. By this time my mother had a one year old son and was pregnant with her second son (I was the fourth and youngest son born in 1954, poor mom never had any daughters!).

My father worked tirelessly long days as a tailor. My mother worked hard raising her four sons, keeping the house and preparing meals for her hungry boys. When my oldest brother was old enough to take care of his brothers my mother found work as a waitress and even worked for many years at Eaton's Yorkdale.

Today, I see many patients who have immigrated to Canada so that their children can enjoy the freedom and potential prosperity that Canada has to offer. In them I see the same sacrifice that my parents made for me. The best way I can repay my parents is to make my children aware of the sacrifices that their grandparents made and instil in them the appreciation for living in this wonderful country.

The best thing that ever happened to my parents was that they came to Canada. This is the same country that allied with others to free them. This is the country that gave them an opportunity to prosper in peace. What a great country!!! God keep our land glorious and free. Happy 146th Birthday Canada

- Leonard Silverberg

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Mind the Gap!

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Are You Juicing?

Juicing your own fresh fruits and vegetables has gained a lot of attention, and for good reasons. Juices are delicious and carry many health benefits. While any fruits and vegetables you juice yourself will be better for you than sugary/preserved/pasteurized juices you can buy at the store, we suggest you juice organic fruits and vegetables when possible (and wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly).

We're not suggesting a 'juice diet', rather replacing an over-the-counter drink or a light meal or snack. Adding a fresh juice into your daily diet can have amazing positive effects on your well-being. A fresh juice in the morning can offer a quick healthy alternative to a traditional toast, eggs and bacon, a midday juice can give you a refreshing boost of energy, while having a nutrient filled juice for dinner can free your body up to repair itself overnight rather than digest a heavy meal.

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